Saturday 27 August 2022

A Bee Crafty Journal page

 Hi there! Thought I would share a journal page I finished yesterday. Here's how I did it.

I began by spraying the tag inkable with frayed burlap distress oxide spray  and pressing it onto the page. I spritzed it with a little water to get another impression at the top of the page, and tried to go for a third, but there wasn't enough ink left.
I cut a piece of Dina Wakeley collage paper big enough to fit the central area and stuck it down with Distress Matte Collage medium. 
Next I stamped the coffee stains and numbers randomly around the page using peacock feathers distress oxide ink.
I used distress crayons to add a little colour into the coffee stains. 

I stamped and die cut the large butterfly and coloured it using ecoline pens
I die cut a circle from black card and the words from the acetate sheet
Using the collage medium I added the circle, words and butterfly to the page. 
Here is the finished page....
and here is the page opposite it's partner in my journal. If you want to see how the other page was created you can find the live here.
I used:

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 20 August 2022

Playing with Kraft and coloured pencils

Hi there! I've been enjoying colouring this week, using a variety of pens and pencils. I thought I would show you a card I made using stamps, easy frames and colouring pencils.

I began by stamping the large flower from the dandedaisy set onto a 14.5cm square of kraft card. 

Using the 'innie' from the 4" circle easy frame, I blended walnut stain distress oxide around the flower. 
Replacing the 'innie' with the 'outie' of the easy frame, I added some white pencil shading around the circle and then lightly coloured the flower and leaves white too.

I used the same techniques to add two more overlapping circles. 
Next I coloured the flower and leaves with coloured pencils.
I added some stamping to the circles using the white ink.
Using the texture borders set I added a spotty border in walnut stain distress oxide.
I also stamped the script background around the edges a little (without using an acetate block) using the innie as a mask, with vintage photo distress ink. I added a few highlights of gelly roll clear sparkle pen to the centre of the flower. 
I stamped and white embossed a tickertape sentiment, cutting it out and adding it to the card using foam pads.
I decided it needed just a little something more in the circles, so added the circle stamp in vintage photo distress ink before attaching it to a Kraft base card. I also used a dark brown coloured pencil to add a shadow to the flower.
Here is the finished card...
and a close up to show the sparkle in the centre...

I used:
Kraft card
Arteza Coloured pencils
Script background stamp (retired)
Versamark ink

Thanks for looking!  

Thursday 18 August 2022

New Stamps at Crafty Individuals!


Hi There! Did you know that Crafty Individuals released some new stamps recently? There are two absolutely stunning Mandala stamps in amongst them, designed by my very lovely friend Lynne of Creative Lynks
The top 2 use the Summer mandala stamp with the gorgeous butterfly in the centre.
This third one features the spring mandala. they are wonderful to colour and layer up but equally good to simply stamp over an inky background. I absolutely love them! 

If you want to get your hands on these beauties, you can find them on the Crafty individuals website at an introductory price! 
Check them out here.
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 13 August 2022

Amazing Bee journal pages

Hi there! I had some chill time in my journal yesterday. Here is the result. Thought I would show you what I did. 

I found a page in my journal with a little bit of blue inkable mop up on it. (I spray stencils with water when I have inked through them and pop them between pages) 
I inked around the pages with salvaged patina, prize ribbon and uncharted mariner distress oxide.
I sprayed a little water and some brushed pewter distress spray stain over the inked papges
next I added some uncharted mariner distress oxide through the dinkable with a blending brush. 

I stamped the pages using the coffee stains stamps including Sam's favourite numbers using the distress oxides plus some versafine clair ink
Next I stamped the Doodle art bee in black ink on the page
On a piece of white card I stamped the bee again, along with flowers and leaves from the doodle art Blooming blooms and Dandedaisy sets, using memento black ink. I coloured them with Arteza Everblend Art markers and cut them out. 
I stamped a sentiment from the Incredible words set onto a scrap of white card and cut it out
Finally, I added the elements to the background using matte medium. 
I used:
Distress oxide inks in uncharted Mariner, prize ribbon and salvaged patina
Versafine clair ink in black and blue
Arteza markers

I have to admit to crafting with much of what was already out on my table after Wednesday's Facebook live 😂 You can find the live here.  I think I'd better tidy up this weekend! 
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 6 August 2022



Over in the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook group, our challenge theme for this month is 'blue', so I made this card as a little inspiration. 

I began by blending three shades of blue oxide ink over a 15cm square piece of mixed media card.
I splattered it with water and brushed pewter distress spray stain.
Once this was dry I used one of the latest dinkables to add some ink to the background.

I added some distress crackle paste through the brick dinkable with a palette knife and dried with a heat gun. 

I used the Journal art elements 3 and distress oxide inks to add some stamping to the background.
On a scrap of watercolour card, I stamped the largest of the dandedaisies and coloured it with ecoline pens before cutting it out. 
On an 18cm square card, I used the new texture discs to add a little shading. 

I stamped a sentiment from ticker tape 4 in versafine black onto white card and added it to the background, along with the flower using foam pads. 
Here's a close up of the texture and that beautiful flower.
I used:
Distress oxide ink in Prize Ribbon, Uncharted Mariner and Broken China.
Dinkables set 2 and 11

Thanks for looking and please do make something that is predominately blue to enter in the challenge!